Photographs of the Scottish Highlands 1


The Highlands and Islands is a historic region of Scotland, geographically and culturally distinguishable from the Scottish Lowlands. The Highlands occupy the northwestern half of Scotland, above the Highland Boundary Fault. The area is sparsely populated, with many mountain ranges dominating the region, and includes the highest mountain in Britain and Ireland, Ben Nevis. The Great Glen divides the Grampian Mountains to the southeast from the Northwest Highlands. Off the western coast with the Atlantic are many islands, collectively the Hebrides.

Before the 19th century the Scottish Highlands were home to a much larger population, but due to a combination of factors including the outlawing of the traditional Highland way of life following the Jacobite Rising of 1745, the infamous Highland Clearances, and mass migration to urban areas during the Industrial Revolution, the area is now one of the most sparsely populated in Europe.

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Half ruin

Half ruin

Traigh Allt Chailgeag

Traigh Allt Chailgeag

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Mam Ratagan Pass

Mam Ratagan Pass

Corrie Seal

Corrie Seal

A82

A82

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Cruachan

Cruachan

Ferry

Ferry

Loch Linnhe

Loch Linnhe

Helmsdale

Helmsdale

Lochailort

Lochailort

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The road

The road

Standing stone

Standing stone

Loch Linnhe

Loch Linnhe

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Loch Eriboll

Loch Eriboll

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Loch Creran

Loch Creran

Kyle of Bute

Kyle of Bute

Lochawe

Lochawe

Lochranza Castle

Lochranza Castle

Portree

Portree

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Glen Torridon

Glen Torridon

A82 / Caledonia Way

A82 / Caledonia Way

Loch Fyne

Loch Fyne

Tarbert

Tarbert

Lochailort

Lochailort

Kintail

Kintail

boat

boat

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boat on Bute

boat on Bute

Loch Rannoch

Loch Rannoch

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Glen Coe

Glen Coe

Bunacaimb

Bunacaimb

Glen Coe

Glen Coe

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Durness

Durness

Rannoch Moor

Rannoch Moor

Machrie Moor

Machrie Moor

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Brora

Brora

Rannoch Moor

Rannoch Moor

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Quarry

Quarry

Eriboll

Eriboll

Blackwaterfoot

Blackwaterfoot

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